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Hisbah arrests mother of 7 for ‘being married to 2 men at same time’




Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano state Hisbah Board has arrested a woman, Hauwa Ali, a resident of Mariri quarters in Kumbotso local government for allegedly marrying a second man while she was still married to her first husband who had fallen ill.

KANO FOCUS reports that Ms Hauwa’s first husband Bello Ibrahim, 45, reported the matter to the Hisbah command, accusing his wife’s second hubby Bala Abdussalam, 40, of illegally marrying his wife despite knowing she was married.

It was gathered that Ms Hauwa, 30, had produced seven children to the two men–six for Mr Ibrahim and one for Mr Abdussalam.

The woman was said to have lived with Mr Ibrahim for 15 years before he took ill and relocated to Bauchi, where he had stayed for two years.

Mr Ibrahim told KANO FOCUS that he had traveled to his hometown of Bauchi state to seek medical treatment after he took ill, only to return and find another man occupying his house.

‘I almost beat the impostor to coma’

“I relocated to my home town in Bauchi when I was critically ill to seek for medical treatment, and I left my wife along with my six children to cater them.

“But to my surprise when I came back home I just found another man in my house claiming my wife as his,”  Mr Ibrahim explained.

“I was so furious with the impostor that I almost picked up a stick to beat him up but I changed my mind and decided to report him to the authorities,” he added.

Mr Ibrahim said he wants the Hisbah officials to return his wife to him and take action against his rival.

‘She is my wife’

However, reacting to the claim, Ms Hauwa’s second hubby Mr Abdussalam said he married her with her consent after paying N20,000 dowry to her.

He said he never knew that Ms Hauwa was still married to Mr Ibrahim, noting that she told him she was divorced and that was why he agreed to marry her.

“ I dated Hauwa since she was young but God destined that she would marry Mr Ibrahim. But when she called me and told me she was divorced, I asked her to marry me,” he recalled.

“I gave her N20, 000 as her dowry and left for a business trip outside the state.
“She later called me on phone and said her parents had agreed to our marriage which we conducted soon after.

“Today I have an 11-month child with her. This man then appeared from nowhere and claimed that she is his wife, ” Mr Abdussalam explained.

‘He divorced me’

On her part, Ms Hauwa said she married her second hubby Mr Abdussalam after Mr Ibrahim divorced her.

“Before my first husband fell ill, I asked him to divorce me, and without hesitation he divorced me.

“I was living in his house after the divorce to cater for the children because I didn’t know where to go with them, and he left for Bauchi claiming he was ill.

“After he (Mr Ibrahim) divorced me, he promised that he will never take me back as his wife, hence I had the freedom to marry another man,” she said.

But Mr Ibrahim dismissed Ms Hauwa’s claim, insisting that he never divorced her.

Speaking on the controversy,  Director-General of Hisbah, Dr Aliyu Musa said the case would be taken to court.

He said the board has already forwarded the necessary documents on the case to the court.


Editor’s note: The initial headline of this story indicated that Ms Hauwa had six children. But a careful review shows that she actually has seven children. The error is regretted.


TCN creates Kano transmission region



Nasiru Yusuf

THE Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has carved out a new Kano transmission region from the old Kaduna Region. 

KANO FOCUS reports that the newly established unit brings the number of TCN regional centres to 10.

The TCN believes the step will improve commercial activities in the state.

A statement issued by TCN General manager of Public Affairs Ndidi Mbah explained that the creation of the Kano Transmission Region became necessary owing to the rapid economic and industrial development being witnessed within Kano State and its environs, as well as the gradual implementation of TCN’s strategic ‘Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme (NEGMERP),’ which has enabled the transmission company to complete some ongoing projects and increase the number of substations within that axis.

He said the  Kano Transmission Region had, under its supervision, one sub-regional office and several work centers, all housing 13 transmission substations (TS), including the Kumbotso TS, Dan Agundi TS, Dakata TS, Tamburawa TS, Kwanar Dangora TS, Wudil TS, Kankia TS, Katsina TS, Daura TS, Dutse TS, Hadejia TS, Azare TS, and Gagarawa TS.

The new Kano region currently according to the statement has ongoing transmission substation projects which when completed would further increase bulk transmission capacity in the new region.

The new Kano Transmission Region, the company said, would deepen operational efficiency within the region and enable its engineers to readily access and resolve technical issues within the new region.

Mbah explained that prior to the creation of the new Kano Region, major decisions had to be referred to Kaduna Region for directives, and the supply of materials was sometimes delayed due to logistic issues from Kaduna.

Mbah noted that the proximity of the new region would radically reduce downtime and eliminate time lost when materials had to be conveyed from the Kaduna Region.

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DSS arrests singer accuse of blasphemy



Nasiru Yusuf

The Department of State Services have arrested another blasphemous singer, Ahmad Abdul, whose song was perceived to create chaos in Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Singer Ahmad Abdul was detained by the DSS because his free movement may likely cause violence reaction from Kano residents.

While in detention, Mr Abdul tender apology to entire Muslims, Kano state government and Islamic Scholars.

He told DSS operatives that he never thought that the song has violated Islamic teachings.

Commenting while witnessing the bail condition granted to Mr Abdul at the DSS Headquarters, Kano, the Executive Secretary of the Kano state Censorship Board Ismaila Naaba Afakallah recalled that he had received hundreds of petitions against the song from concerned citizens.

Afakallah said having realized the gravity of the song’s blasphemy, he reported the singer to DSS who swung into action and arrested him at a Hotel where he was hiding for days.

Mr Abdul Father, Abdullahi Isa thanked the DSS for their timely response on the matter which saved possible outbreak of law and order.

Also in August last year, An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state has found one Yahaya Sharif-Aminu guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp.

However, the appellate division of the High Court of Kano State had on January 21 quashed the death sentence passed on Mr Sharif-Aminu and freed him.

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I’ll not run for President – Muhammadu Sanusi II



Deposed Emir Sanusi

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The deposed Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sunusi II says he is not interested in contesting for the presidency of Nigeria.

Kano Focus reports that Mr Sunusi revealed this at a Tijjnaniyya zikir held in Abuja on Thursday.

Muhammadu Sanusi said his current position as Tijjaniyya Khalifa in Nigeria is superior to the presidency.

The deposed Emir however said he is ready to help those he believe in their competence to win elections without his participation in politics.

“If we trust a candidate is out to serve the people, we will come out and help them.

“That is not joining politics but a civic duty to the nation and its citizens” Mr. Sanusi said.

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